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On Our Radar: July 12, 2019

If you’re in the States, you may have spent a long holiday weekend celebrating the 4th of July with neighborhood BBQs and summer night skies lit up with fireworks. Rolling into the office Monday morning after a holiday weekend can be a hustle – catching up on what you’ve missed, getting back into the work mindset, and reading through a pile of emails in your inbox. 

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Whose Breach Is It? Using Accountability to Build a State-of-the-Art Privacy Program

Ever since GDPR went into effect a little over a year ago, more and more countries (and U.S. states) have raced to adopt or change their own privacy laws. It’s a fast-paced world out there and changes to privacy regulations are coming quick — recently a colleague updated their map of U.S. breach notification laws, only to have it outdated two days later due to a change in the Texas privacy law. 

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Benchmarking Data and CCPA: Data Points to the Risk of Over-Reporting Under Emerging Regulations

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR. Read the original article on the IAPP Privacy Advisor.

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On Our Radar: June 28, 2019

It’s never a dull week in the world of incident response. Data breaches continue to impact consumers from Oregon to Delaware. Data breach laws continue to evolve - we’ve recently seen nine states pass new and expanded data breach notification laws. And the list of industries at risk of a data breach continues to grow, according to a recent report that found news industry websites to be a new target for nefarious actors. 

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On Our Radar: June 21, 2019

It’s been a busy week, as always, for privacy professionals around the globe. Below are a few topics the RADAR team is following in the news and discussing around the watercooler.

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On Our Radar: June 14, 2019

In my line of work, I’m afforded the opportunity to talk to privacy professionals on a daily basis. What always strikes me when I consider the daily life of a privacy pro is the challenges inherent in the work. Assessing, mitigating, and providing notification for data breaches is a large and often stressful part of the job. Beyond that critical work, however, is a long laundry list of complex, routine, and equally important privacy tasks.

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Preparing for the CCPA Amidst Continuing Regulatory Changes

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a first in U.S. state law, having captured the attention of privacy professionals across the country. Similar to the GDPR in many regards, this regulation will require organizations to reexamine the ways data is collected, used, and protected.

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On Our Radar: May 31, 2019

Another month over, and privacy concerns continue to find their way into the headlines. Privacy as a fundamental right, and data protection as a concept, have entered public awareness for good, and we see that reflected in the major news coverage of our profession, well beyond industry publications. The public is gaining a more sophisticated understanding of privacy protection measures, and getting savvy about identifying the organizations that can - or cannot - be entrusted with their data.

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GDPR - where are we now? A Year in Review

For the past year, the privacy and security world has kept a laser-like focus on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And what a year it’s been. More than 59,000 personal data breaches were reported across Europe from the enforcement date of GDPR on May 25, 2018, to International Data Protection Day on January 28, 2019.

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Global Impacts of the GDPR - One Year Later

Preparing for the GDPR was a herculean effort for many. Now here we are, one year later, and the tide of GDPR fervor has ebbed, but not significantly receded – after all, achieving compliance is a marathon, not a sprint!

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On Our Radar: May 24, 2019

I’ve heard data breaches referred to as “make or break moments” in the career of a privacy professional. To be sure, no one is a huge fan of a possible data breach coming across their desk, signalling the start of an investigation and risk assessment process in which time is of the essence. It could be an event that brings attention from regulators, requires notifications to affected individuals, and could even invite unwanted media attention.

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On Our Radar: May 17, 2019

When you work in product management, you are chiefly concerned with advancing the development of a software solution. If you think about that term - software solution - you’ll notice that one concept is at the core of that: solution. At the end of the day, my work at RADAR revolves around helping privacy professionals articulate problems and work with my team to find solutions.

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On Our Radar: May 9, 2019

This week the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was released, an annual report, this year in its 12th iteration. The report is based on an analysis of 41,686 security incidents, including 2,013 confirmed data breaches, spanning 86 countries. This sobering quote is perhaps the best summary of this year’s findings: No organization is too large or too small to fall victim to a data breach. No industry vertical is immune to attack. Regardless of the type or amount of your organization’s data, there is someone out there who is trying to steal it.  Here are a few other highlights:  

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On Our Radar: May 3, 2019

One of the biggest annual events in privacy, the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, is currently taking place in Washington D.C. If you’re in attendance, come find me at the RADAR booth (#107!) for conversations on all things privacy, incident response, and data breach regulations.

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On Our Radar: April 26, 2019

When you work in privacy, it seems like you’re seeing privacy incidents and data breaches everywhere. Turning to the headlines of today’s popular media outlets, you then realize it’s not just your imagination. Organizations are reporting major data breaches regularly, regulators are issuing newsworthy and costly fines, and as a result privacy concerns are very much in the public eye.

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